Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Single Censure

The New Jersey Supreme Court censured an attorney who had mishandled two retained cases. The court followed the recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board, which noted: 

In this case, we have weighed the fact that respondent has no history of discipline, that he encountered problems with his practice when he and his wife, who was his office manager, began having marital problems, and that respondent is remorseful. Against these factors, we took into account that two client matters were involved, that respondent made misrepresentations to both clients, and that, in both matters, even though respondent admitted his conduct, his justification for his actions did not ring true.

The censure was for both cases. One board member voted to impose a censure in one matter and a reprimand in the other. (Mike Frisch)


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